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[ecrea] cfp for Special Issue of Communication Theory - “Latin American communication theory today: charting contemporary developments and their global relevance”
Tue Jan 17 15:21:43 GMT 2017
Please find below a reminder of the Call for Papers for the Special
Issue of Communication Theory “Latin American communication theory
today: charting contemporary developments and their global relevance”.
The deadline for full paper submissions is March 1st, 2017.
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Flor Enghel (Stockholm University, Sweden) & Martín Becerra (Universidad
Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Special Issue of Communication Theory
“Latin American communication theory today: charting contemporary
developments and their global relevance”
Guest Editors: Florencia Enghel (Stockholm University, Sweden) & Martín
Becerra (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina)
This Special Issue aligns itself with Communication Theory's intention
to encourage "authors and editors to highlight the historical, cultural,
and political contexts in which theoretical approaches are articulated"
(Wilkins, 2016). Its goal is to address the paucity of Latin American
theorization in the journal with a focus on state-of-the-art
theoretical contributions beyond the much referred-to "Latin American
tradition". To this purpose, we invite contributions that provide an
update of the outstanding theoretical developments produced by Latin
American communication scholars in the past ten years (2005-2015) and
examine their relevance to the global field of communication studies.
Contributions from the Global South have been rather absent from
communication journals published in English in recent years. Graham,
Ojanperä and De Sabbata's (2015) analysis of “the geography of
knowledge” reveals that most submissions to SAGE journals in 2014 came
from the Global North, and that most countries in the Global South had
very low acceptance rates for the small amount of articles submitted.
By presenting the region's recent theoretical production and unpacking
its critical relevance to transnational debates, we expect that the
Special Issue will contribute to de-westernizing communication studies
(Waisbord & Mellado, 2014), and in the process expand Communication
Theory's coverage to Latin American countries that have been absent from
the journal in terms of their theoretical production and/or the
affiliation of contributing authors.
The Special Issue welcomes substantial updates of the Latin American
contributions to the theorization of communication and media in recent
years combining rich descriptions of conceptual advances well-grounded
in the wider sociopolitical contexts in which they have developed, with
critical analyses of their significance to global debates.
The Special Issue invites papers that address the following questions:
1. How has communication theory developed in specific Latin
American countries in the past ten years (2005-2015)?
2. Which lines of research have been in the foreground, and in
which ways is their prominence linked to wider country and/or regional
sociopolitical trends and events?
3. To what extent have scholarly agendas been promoted by national
research systems, distinct academic units, the private sector, civil
society and/or social movements?
4. To what extent have changes in media technologies impacted the
development of new concepts and theories?
5. What continuities and discontinuities can be observed in
comparison with the region's theoretical production in the late
6. How do theorizations originated in the region in recent years
engage with theoretical developments in other parts of the world?
We particularly encourage papers from communication and media scholars
based in Latin America, as well as from Latin American scholars
affiliated with institutions abroad.
The deadline for submission of full paper proposals is March 1st, 2017.
For submission guidelines, see http://www.icahdq.org/pubs/commtheory.asp
<http://www.icahdq.org/pubs/commtheory.asp>. To submit, go to
<https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/comth>. For queries regarding the
Special Issue's theme, please contact Florencia Enghel
((florencia.enghel /at/ ims.su.se) <mailto:(florencia.enghel /at/ ims.su.se)>) and
Martín Becerra ((aracabecerra /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(aracabecerra /at/ gmail.com)>).
 See Wilkins, K. (2016) “Introduction to editorship 2016” in
Communication Theory, Vol. 26, Number 2, 103-105.
 See Scholz, 2016; Davis, 2015; Vásquez & Cooren, 2013; Block, 2013;
Ceisel, 2011; Sypher, McKinley, Ventsam & Elías Valdeavellano, 2002;
Rodríguez, 2001; and Lozano, 1992 for the eight (8) articles that
engaged with Latin America in substantial ways between 1992 and early
2016. The search was conducted in the online archive of Communication
Theory accessed via
The following keywords were used: Latin America(n), Argentina, Bolivia,
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname,
Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico. The results obtained for each keyword were
manually searched in order to identify references to Latin America in
titles and abstracts.
 See Lie & Servaes, 2015; Mattoni & Treré, 2014; Couldry & Hepp,
2013; Ganesh & Zoller, 2012; Murphy, 2011 for recent contributions to
the journal where references to Latin American theory draw on said
tradition as represented by Jesús Martín-Barbero, Néstor García Canclini
and Paulo Freire
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